3 Easy Blender Breakfast Options
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can be difficult to whip up a nutritious dish when you're tired and in a rush to get out the door. Take advantage of your kitchen blender to quickly make a great breakfast that will power you through the day. Try one of these tasty breakfast options.
1. Bold Blender Omelette
Omelettes are delicious and filling breakfast options. They give you the protein you need to be at your best all morning and let you customize the meal with your favorite spices, herbs, vegetables, cheese and meat. But did you know that you can make an easier and fluffier omelette in your all purpose blender?
Simply crack your eggs into the blender jar. Blend them on MEDIUM for about 20 seconds. Next add the milk, salt, pepper and other herbs or spices, such as thyme or rosemary. Blend for another 20 to 30 seconds.
Pour your egg mixture into a hot, oiled frying pan. Add fresh vegetables, cheese and meat as desired and make your omelette as you would normally. By using your blender, you've better combined the liquid ingredients than you likely would by hand and added more air. You'll end up with a fluffy, delectable omelette that can help fuel you through the morning.
2. Protein-Packed Breakfast Smoothie
A smoothie can be a great breakfast choice for anyone looking to stick to their diet, increase intake of certain nutrients or eat on the go. Try this rich and creamy protein-filled smoothie for your next breakfast. Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup kefir
- 1/2 fresh blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 big scoop peanut butter
Just combine these ingredients in your blender jar on HIGH for about 30 seconds, pour it into a sealable container and head out the door. It's packed with nutrients, such as calcium, protein and potassium, and can help power you through the day.
3. Cold Coffee Concoction
If you need your coffee first thing in the morning and often forget to eat anything else, try this smoothie instead. Mix the flavor and caffeine of coffee with a few basic ingredients that will help dodge a mid-morning crash. Gather these ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cup cold coffee
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon protein powder
- Ice, if desired.
Make a batch of coffee the night before and cool it in the refrigerator over night. In the morning, mix all of the ingredients together in your blender. Pour into a to-go cup with a straw, and enjoy your caffeine jolt and sustained energy all morning.